18 Piglets in the Snow

Today the grower pigs are snuggling in their half of the greenhouse, the breeders are burrowing into their hay piles in the field and the most pregnant of the sows have made their nests and are finishing the farrowing of their litters.

Gronkle and Cracklin started to build their nest last night, but Gronkle was a bit ahead so she kicked Cracklin out of the nest this morning and went into labor.  Cracklin didn’t bother building a new nest in the hut we provided but climbed up on top of the hay bale that had been half way dismantled.

We set up a temporary shelter over Cracklin.  The forecast shows we won’t have any more precipitation for the next few days, so the piglets should be fine outside.

 

Gronkle's hut is on the left, the empty hut is in the middle and the heap of hay is on the right.

Gronkle’s hut is on the left, the empty hut is in the middle and the heap of hay is on the right.

 

building the temporary cover over Cracklin

building the temporary cover over Cracklin

 

Cracklin

Cracklin

 

expelling the afterbirth

expelling the afterbirth

 

Sometimes, you just need to sit and watch new piglets.

Sometimes, you just need to sit and watch new piglets.

 

DSCF9821 cracklin with 4

 

petting Blaze

petting Blaze

 

DSCF9762bunchopiglets

 

DSCF9770gronk and piglets

 

DSCF9768piglet faces

 

One Comment on “18 Piglets in the Snow

  1. Pingback: Chicks and Piglets | Wrong Direction Farm

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